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30 November 2017

Parshas Vayishlach – The Roses of Gan Eden

By Roy S. Neuberger

There is a long and rather surprising end to this parsha, beginning with the words, “these are the offspring of Esav, ancestors of Edom ….” (Beraishis 36:9) I counted thirty-four possukim, listing name after name of the descendants of possibly the greatest rasha in history! 

Why does the Torah want us to know the descendants of Esav?

“The [Torah’s] purpose … is to [say that] any [nation] that intermarried with Edom, or that produced a king for [Edom] or [that entered into] any similar [alliance with Edom] will be counted [as part of Edom] … for they are all destined for destruction when Edom [finally] falls. 

“Also [we are meant] to take this as a sign that the Future Redemption will last for a great length of time. The proof is that Hashem counted the kings of Edom … [and] in a similar manner, [after the Redemption], Jewish [kings] will reign for as many [years] as [the Edomite rulers] will have reigned….” (Ohr Hachaim)

Now we begin to understand, but there is much more. 

Rashi singles out one name in this list. This comment is short even for Rashi, but his words reverberate through the millennia. “Aluf Magdiel; hi Roma … the chief of Magdiel; this is Rome.” (Beraishis 36:43) With these two words, Rashi shines a blazing light on the entire future of the Western World, until this very day! “Of all the names …[Magdiel] is the most descriptive…. Unlike the others, its last two letters are one of G-d’s names.” (Pirkei DeR’ Eliezer 38)

Hold on! I thought there are only two nations whose name contains the letters of G-d’s Name: “Yisroel” and, lehavdil, “Yishmoel!” How did “Magdiel” get on this list? 

“Hashem created seventy [nations], yet He did not put His Name into any of them except Yisroel. Now … Hashem has equated the name of Yishmoel with that of Yisroel [with the statement] ‘Oy, mi yichye mi’sumo kail … Who will survive in [Yishmoel’s] days!’”(Bamidbar 24:23, quoted in Pirkei DeR’ Eliezer 30, as cited in Redemption Unfolding) How did Yishmoel receive his name? 
The Torah tells us that a malach said to Hagar, “You will conceive and give birth to a son; you shall call his name Yishmoel.” (Beraishis 16:11) 

And how did Magdiel receive his name? Rashi says “these … names of the chiefs of Esav …. were called by the names of their countries…” (Beraishis 36:40). Although the Name of Hashem is found in Magdiel’s name, his name reflects his region; he was apparently, not actually named by Hashem. 

Now, having seen how the Name of Hashem came to be associated with the names of Yishmoel and Magdiel, let us examine what happened with Yaakov Avinu, lehavdil

In this week’s parsha, Esav’s malach says to Yaakov, “No longer will it be said that your name is Yaakov, but Yisroel, for you have striven with the Divine and with man and have overcome.” (Beraishis 32:29)  The name “Yisroel” was not given originally, but only after a supreme test. Thus, there is a huge difference between the way Yaakov Avinu received the name “Yisroel” and the way Yishmoel and Magdiel received their names! Yaakov earned the Name of Hashem in the most challenging nisayon! He defeated the Satan! He defeated all the forces which were desperately trying to destroy his service to the Master of the Universe! Only after this stupendous victory did he receive his new name!

And Yaakov Avinu’s descendants continue to emulate their father! Please read the following amazing letter from the Chazon Ish zt”l to a young ben Torah: “Strengthen yourself, my dear one, strengthen yourself, and envelope yourself with the fortitude to engross yourself in Torah, for it is for that purpose you were created. With just a little more [effort], you will be able to come to grips with your yetzer hara. Then his defeat will be total and he will no longer bother you. Just overcome him today, and he will be your faithful servant for all time!” (In Their Shadow, by Rabbi Shlomo Lorincz zt”l)

In contrast to Yaakov Avinu, Yishmoel and Magdiel earned nothing! They were given the opportunity to represent Hashem in this world and they disdained it! “Rabbi Yochanan said … Hakadosh Baruch Hu brought [the Torah] to every nation and tongue and they did not accept it, until He came to the Jews and they accepted it!” (Avoda Zara 2b)

When someone receives such a gift without meriting it, this engenders enormous chutzpa! He feels that there is divine sanction for whatever he does; he thinks he is carrying out Hashem’s will and no one can stop him. Yishmoel and Esav and their descendants have acted throughout history with terrible arrogance, as if they were divinely sanctioned to carry out their cruel lifestyle and their hatred toward the Children of Israel. Yaakov, on the other hand, merited to receive Hashem’s name by elevating himself! 

For this reason, the culture of Yaakov/Yisroel is fundamentally different from the cultures of Yishmoel and Esav. Magdiel’s name includes the root “gadol,” which indicates that he believes himself to be great. Yismoel is also known for his arrogance. Yisroel, on the other hand, humbles himself before the Ribono shel Olam

In humility, Am Yisroel marches steadily toward our goal. “We toil and they toil. We toil and receive reward; they toil and do not receive reward. We run and they run. We run to the life of the World to Come, while they run to the well of destruction!” (Hadran) 

After he defeated the malach“the sun rose for [Yaakov].” Chazal tell us the sun is red in the morning “because it is passing through the rose arbor of Gan Eden!” (Bava Basra 84a) So may it soon rise for us to reveal the Geulah Shelemah, the Bais Hamikdosh and the arrival of Moshiach ben Dovid! 

Rose garden in Israel

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Roy Neuberger, author and public speaker, can be reached at roy@2020vision.co.il.

© Copyright 2017 by Roy S. Neuberger

Rabbi Yosef Mizrachi Shlit”a – Parshas Vayishlach

Since Rabbi Mizrachi is in Eretz Yisrael now (until Chanukah) presented here are two former shiurim on the Parsha:

The Biggest Enemy Of The Jewish Nation - Parashat Vayishlach

Parashat Vayishlach - War Tactics

Arbitrary and Contrary: Eviction of Jews from Their Dwellings

(of power or a ruling body) unrestrained and autocratic in the use of authority.
perversely inclined to disagree or to do the opposite of what is expected or desired
Israeli Government Evicts More Jews from Their Dwellings

Netiv Ha'avot
'A blow to the soul'

Head of Gush Etzion Council to Arutz Sheva: 
'The world recognized our right to this land

Shlomo Ne'eman, head of the Gush Etzion Regional Council, spoke about the pain and about hope. "This is a sad day for the people of Israel, a day that is supposed to be happy - 70 years since the 29th of November [when the UN voted to partition British Mandatory Palestine into a Jewish state and an Arab state]. Even though the nations of the world have recognized our right to this land, the government of Israel is still hesitant about our right.”[…] "The time has come for the government to declare that there is control here, and that we are here in the Land of Israel, in Gush Etzion, in Netiv Ha’avot, we are here now and always, and these homes must be normalized,”

"I do not know if Netanyahu can stop the evacuation of Netiv Ha’avot, but this is not his mission. His mission is to control this land, to declare sovereignty and to legislate sovereignty. If his goal is to save another house here and there, then more evacuations will follow. There are lots of ‘solutions’ for the settlers, but we don’t need them.”

"Judea and Samaria is an inseparable part of the State of Israel, and there is no other place in the country that such an event would have happened. Houses that have stood for 15 years on state land are being destroyed all because of some obscure strip over which nobody claims ownership. It's because we broke the law? No, it's because there is no law here and no one is breaking the law, but the Supreme Court is creating precedents without law.

“So the one acting against the law who is causing the collapse of the rule of law is the Supreme court, and the ones protecting the law are these kids trying to protect the carpentry shop.

"When I immigrated to Israel at the age of these children, I did not expect to see such sights, but when I see it, it is a great excitement to see our youth, youth with sacrifice for the task at hand," Ne'eman said. “They sleep here at night, even when it is cold and damp, boys and girls in separate quarters in holiness and purity, protecting this place and fighting for it.” ArutzSheva

The Supreme Court in December 2016 ordered the destruction of Elazar's Netiv Ha'avot neighborhood, after an unclaimed strip of land was found to run through it.

In September, the State informed the Supreme Court that it supported the petition of the residents of six houses slated for demolition to have only the small sections of their homes which were built on privately owned land demolished. However, in October, the Supreme Court rejected the residents' request and ordered the homes destroyed completely. ArutzSheva

29 November 2017

Meir Ettinger 29.11.2017 – About Pelah Against Recruiting

ברגשות מעורבים

מאיר אטינגר כותב על הפגנות ה'פלג' נגד הגיוס

The Demonstrations of Peleh

A. With mixed feelings -

The things I write in this column are not the easiest things to say, and not the easy things to say, but I still have to write what I think.

In two things, I think that the ultra-Orthodox protestors are absolutely right. The first is that enlisting in the army is a decree of extermination for them in every respect. IDF service is the most dangerous thing to the spiritual world of Ben Torah and God's servant, certainly now that the IDF is not interested in taking significant steps to make military service spiritually protected. It is enough to look at the names of those serving in the army, for the members of the national religious public, the high percentages of religious departures from soldiers, and the weakening of spirituality among every army veteran.

And this is also its stated goal - to bring about the assimilation of the ultra-Orthodox community within Israeli society, ie, the collapse of the religious walls and the breach of borders.

The second issue in which the demonstrators are right is that this is not a matter that the Haredi public can solve by means of lobbying, lobbying, etc., as they were used to in the past. Even if the large majority can continue to receive an exemption, the goal will be to slowly increase the circle of recruits who will not get the exemption and the tail of the backward, to bring in the melting pot, especially those who do not exactly learn or find themselves. The process of assimilation into the general culture will be easier.

The secular public, which sees itself threatened by the relative size of the Torah-observant public and the growing mitzvot, does not intend to give up, even if they may agree to concede in many articles. By the way, in the very same way that women's service is conducted vis-a-vis the Torah-national public.

But despite all this, I can not identify with the ultra-Orthodox demonstrations, here too I can enumerate two things:

The first is the difference in outlook: While the general spirit that prevails there is that there is no need to fight or act to protect the security of the Jewish people, Torah study is more important in the yeshiva. I believe as I have learned that the war against the enemies of Israel is a mitzvah, a mitzvah that rejects the saving of life, and that it is permissible and obligatory to close the Gemara in order to demonstrate against the enlistment sector, all the more so.

It is true that the IDF has not been engaged in fighting for a long time, and even when it goes to the battlefield, it can not be called 'Israel's aid', because the IDF does not see a difference between Israel and a foreigner, and does not believe in the right of the people of Israel to its land. Even when the IDF acts effectively against strategic threats, it is unable to decide the test points: In the country like all other non-Jewish nations, the army, like all non-Jews, aims to maintain quiet and fight anyone who violates it - whether Jewish or Arab - Day to preserve the possibility of handing over the land of Israel to foreigners.

In spite of all this, and precisely because of this, this does not absolve us from bearing the real burden - to take counsel and act to protect the Jews, to be prepared to take the heavy security responsibility on our shoulders - we fear Gd, the Torah and mitzvot - And be ready to go to war against the enemy who is blaspheming God's life.

The second point, which is derived from the first thing, is the 'visibility' of the struggle against the 'recruitment sector'. The general public does not understand what the haredi public demands from it, even if it can accept the fact that enlisting in the army is a ' The general public is not interested in the aspirations of the instigators of the quarrel - to 'secularize' the ultra-Orthodox public, the people on the street, wondering why their children are bleeding, or giving up their young years, while the ultra-Orthodox are not? Moreover, if the ultra-Orthodox, who constitute a demographic majority, will not enlist, who will protect us from the enemy?

The cynical cynicism is exploited by those who aspire to 'secularize' the ultra-Orthodox public, and to turn the army into a non-militant - that means "not a fighter" - to force the Haredi public to assimilate into the bad culture of the State of Israel. Nevertheless, in practice, the ultra-Orthodox struggle in the recruitment sector is not good, and therefore may fail.

B. An alternative is needed

I passed this week at the entrance to the city of Jerusalem, near such a demonstration by the 'Peleg', a roadblock - an accepted act of protest, which all sectors use. I was not part of the demonstration but as an observer, I saw guys who had come to an ideological struggle and were willing to pay a price, singing intently to God, learning Torah even when they sat inside the intersection.

People who are fighting against the violent coercion of foreign values ​​on an entire public, people who do not seem to be looking for action in their daily lives, alongside those who love action (a natural thing that is limited only to ideological struggles). But how familiar it is, how easy it will be to turn everything into an action, cancel it all with tongue-lashing against the shocking violence.

Who, like the national-religious public, still vaguely remembers the demonstrations against the expulsion from Gush Katif? How instead of paying attention to the pain, they talked about the alleged violence, which remembers how easy it is to belittle the pure intentions of the struggle, and how the government likes to use the so-called "moderates" to denounce, defame, and tarnish ... Who knows, painfully, It is possible not to struggle, and on the other hand it is clear that the struggle will lead to persecution, contempt, condemnation, and slander.

It is clear that beyond the demonstrations, an alternative is needed, one that will enable the public to identify with the pain of the haredi public, and to understand that there is another way, a Jewish leadership that carries the burden and takes the most responsibility. It is not enough to resist only the "decrees," in order to prevent them. We will all need all the Torah and mitzvot to initiate, create and be prepared to replace the foreign government.

But what then what do we have to offer? If the situation is really so that service in the IDF is a spiritual edict, and that the IDF is not at all engaged in fighting the enemies of Israel, how can one answer the natural questions of people from the street?

C. A professional and focused army.

There is no doubt that the secular struggle for enlisting Haredim does not stem from a desire to fight the enemy. On the contrary, if they wanted to fight the enemy, there are far more critical problems in the army that must be rectified. On the contrary, the IDF is no longer perceived as a fighting force, but rather as a melting pot - and even a unifying factor in Israeli society. The founders of the state wanted to turn the army into a melting pot for the ideology of Zionism. Every child in the kindergarten learns that the army is the unifying factor in the State of Israel. This ideology has become a flag in Zionist thought. "The IDF as the People's Army."

The reality is completely the opposite, the issue of compulsory enlistment in the army - rips the ground : The extreme left that refuses to serve in the territories, the national religious public that was forced to fight against the recruitment of girls into the IDF, and the anti-religious coercion of the IDF, and the ultra-Orthodox public, which is fighting for its existence against the High Court that wants to destroy it and erase its unique character. Instead of dealing with the war, we are dealing with the re-education of Israeli society, according to extreme and dangerous agendas of radical left-wing extremists: The IDF is not a fighting body but an educating body. While Israel is not deterred by war, War man, "but the war is not the aspiration of the people of Israel, nor can it be the unifying factor of the people of Israel. The unifying point of the Jewish people is its spiritual aspiration to correct the world in the kingdom of the Almighty, and to call upon the name of God, the people of Israel, and the people of Israel.

The army is destined for war, important and necessary, but only for war, which is why a professional and wise army is needed, one that will be preoccupied only with war, the unity of the Jewish people will lead to yeshivas. Which will be based on Jews who really want to sacrifice their lives in order to defend the people of Israel, such an army will be more efficient, cheaper, and more focused , And he will miraculously become a Jew more, out of his desire to make the best religious soldiers to join the army, and the security forces must be privatized, and a Jewish army must deal only with the war against the enemy, in the spirit of King David, "I will persecute my enemy and attain them.”

If the Haredi public is able to carry this flag out of responsibility for the concern for the security of the Jewish people, and against the model of the "melting pot" to model the "army" professional". Which requires taking responsibility, and carrying the burden of thinking of dealing with threats from Israel's enemies. There is no doubt that such a struggle will receive wide support among the public, which is clearly aware of the rot in the IDF in all areas, and thirst for a security alternative, of wanting to fight the enemy and destroy Israel's enemies. His people will give (and there is no 'Oz' but Torah) Hashem bless his people in peace “

Meir Ettinger 29.11.2017 ברגשות מעורבים מאיר אטינגר כותב על הפגנות ה'פלג' נגד הגיוס

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  • על הפגנות הפלג'

    א. ברגשות מעורבים -

    הדברים שאכתוב בטור זה אינם מהדברים הקלים להיאמר, ולא מהדברים הקלים להישמע, ובכל זאת חובה עלי לדעתי לכתוב את מה שאני חושב.

    בשני דברים אני חושב שהמפגינים מהציבור החרדי צודקים לחלוטין, הראשון הוא שהגיוס לצבא הריהו גזרת שמד עבורם לכל דבר. שירות בצה"ל הוא הדבר המסוכן ביותר לעולמו הרוחני של בן תורה ועובד ה', בוודאי ובוודאי כעת כשצה"ל אינו מעוניין לעשות צעדים משמעותיים שיהפכו את השירות בצבא למוגן מבחינה רוחנית. מספיק להסתכל ולראות בשמות שמחולל השירות בצבא, לבני הציבור הדתי לאומי, אחוזי עזיבת הדת הגבוהים של חיילים, וההיחלשות ברוחניות אצל כל יוצא צבא, ולהבין מה יקרה אילו לא יעמדו הציבור החרדי על נפשם מפני גזרת הגיוס.

    וזו הרי גם מטרתה המוצהרת – להביא להטמעת הציבור החרדי בקרב החברה הישראלית, קרי מיטוט חומות הדת, ופריצת הגבולות.

    העניין השני שבו צודקים המפגינים הוא שלא מדובר בנושא שבני הציבור החרדי יכולים לפתור אותו באמצעות קומבינות, שתדלנות וכדומה, כפי שהיו רגילים בעבר. גם אם הרוב הגדול יוכל להמשיך ולקבל 'פטור', המטרה תהיה להגדיל לאט לאט את מעגל המגוייסים בעל כרחם, שלא יזכו ל'פטור', ולזנב בנחשלים, להכניס לכור ההיתוך, דווקא את אלו שלא בדיוק לומדים, או מוצאים את עצמם, עליהם גם ישפיע תהליך ההיטמעות בתרבות הכללית יותר בקלות.

    הציבור החילוני שרואה את עצמו מאוים מפני גודלו היחסי של ציבור שומרי התורה ומצוות ההולך וגדל, לא מתכוון לוותר, גם אם יתכן שיסכימו לוותר בסעיפים רבים, המטרה העיקרית, תישאר והיא להרדים את הציבור החרדי ולהעביר את התהליך בשקט ובאיטיות. אגב, ממש באותה הדרך שבו מתנהל עניין שירות הנשים אל מול הציבור התורני – לאומי.

    אלא מה למרות כל זאת, אני לא יכול להזדהות עם הפגנות החרדים, גם כאן אני יכול למנות שני דברים:

    הראשון הוא ההבדל ההשקפתי: בעוד שהרוח הכללית שנושבת שם היא שאין כלל צורך להילחם, או לפעול כדי להגן על בטחון עם ישראל, וישנה חשיבות גדולה יותר ללימוד התורה בישיבה. אני מאמין כפי שלמדתי שהמלחמה באויבי ישראל היא מצווה, מצווה הדוחה פיקוח נפש, ושאם מותר וחובה לסגור את הגמרות על מנת להפגין כנגד גזרת הגיוס, על אחת כמה וכמה שמצווה לסגור אותם על מנת לצאת למלחמה כנגד הצר הצורר אותנו

    נכון, צה"ל כבר מזמן לא עסוק בלהילחם, וגם כאשר הוא יוצא לשדה הקרב, אי אפשר לקרוא לכך 'עזרת ישראל מיד צר', מכיוון שצה"ל אינו רואה הבדל בין ישראל לנוכרי, ואינו מאמין בזכותו של עם ישראל על ארצו. גם כאשר צה"ל פועל ביעילות כנגד איומים אסטרטגיים, הוא אינו מסוגל להכריע בנקודות המבחן. במדינה ככל הגויים שייסדו כאן, גם הצבא – כמו בכל הגויים, מטרתו לשמור על השקט ולהילחם בכל מי שמפר אותו – יהיה יהודי או ערבי, ופועל ביהודה ושומרון יום יום כדי לשמר על הפרק את האפשרות של מסירת אדמת ארץ ישראל לזרים.

    למרות כל זאת, ודווקא בשל כך, אין זה פוטר אותנו מלשאת בנטל האמתי – לטכס עצה ולפעול כדי להגן על היהודים, להיות מוכנים לקחת את האחריות הביטחונית הכבדה על כתפינו – אנחנו ציבור יראי ה', שומרי התורה והמצוות – עלינו להוות אלטרנטיבה לצבא המבולבל והמהסס ולהיות מוכנים לצאת למלחמה כנגד האויב המחרף אלוקים חיים.

    הנקודה השנייה, שהיא נגזרת של הדבר הראשון, היא ה'נראות' של המאבק כנגד 'גזרת הגיוס', הציבור הרחב אינו מבין מה הציבור החרדי תובע מאתו, גם אם הוא יוכל לקבל את העובדה שהגיוס לצבא הוא 'גזרת שמד' על הציבור החרדי, את הציבור הכללי אין זה מעניין מהם השאיפות של מחרחרי הריב - 'לחלן' את הציבור החרדי, האנשים ברחוב, תמהים מדוע ילדיהם מקיזים את דמם, או מוותרים על שנותיהם הצעירות ואילו החרדים לא? ויותר מזה – אם החרדים שהולכים ומהווים רוב דמוגרפי, לא יתגייסו מי יגן עלינו מפני האויב?

    כך בציניות מכוערת, מנצלים אלו ששואפים 'לחלן' את הציבור החרדי, ומנגד להפוך את הצבא ל'לא מיליטנטי' - מה שאומר 'לא לוחם' - את הרגשות של הציבור, כדי להכריח את הציבור החרדי להיטמע בתרבות הקלוקלת של מדינת ישראל. ובכל זאת, במבחן המעשה, המאבק החרדי בגזרת הגיוס מצטייר לא טוב, ולכן גם עלול להיכשל.

    ב. דרושה אלטרנטיבה

    עברתי השבוע בכניסה לעיר ירושלים, ליד הפגנה כזו של 'הפלג', חסימת כבישים – פעולת מחאה מקובלת, שכל המגזרים נוהגים להשתמש בה. לא הייתי חלק מההפגנה אבל כצופה מהצד, ראיתי בחורים שבאו למאבק אידאולוגי, ומוכנים לשלם עליו מחיר, שרים בדבקות לה', לומדים תורה גם כשהם יושבים בתוך הצומת, מחזה מפעים וגם מעורר קנאה.

    אנשים שנאבקים נגד כפייה אלימה של ערכים זרים על ציבור שלם, אנשים שממש לא נראה שמחפשים אקשן בחיי היום יום שלהם, לצד אנשים שאוהבים אקשן (דבר טבעי, שטוב שמגבילים אותו רק למאבקים אידאולוגים). אבל כמה מוכרת ההרגשה, כמה קל יהיה להפוך הכל לעניין של 'אקשן', לבטל הכל בצקצוקי לשון כנגד ה'אלימות' המזעזעת.

    מי כמו הציבור הדתי-לאומי שעוד זוכר במעומעם את ההפגנות כנגד הגירוש מגוש קטיף. איך במקום לשים לב לכאב, דיברו על האלימות כביכול, שזוכר כמה קל לזלזל בכוונות הטהורות של המאבק, ואיך אוהב השלטון להשתמש ב'מתונים' כביכול, על מנת לגנות, להשמיץ ולטנף... מי כמוני יודע, בכאב, עד כמה מצד אחד אי אפשר שלא להיאבק, ועד כמה מצד שני ברור שהמאבק יגרור רדיפות, בזיונות, גינויים, והשמצות.

    ברור אם כן שמעבר להפגנות, דרושה אלטרנטיבה, כזו שתאפשר לציבור להזדהות עם הכאב של הציבור החרדי, ולהבין שישנה גם דרך אחרת, דרך של הנהגה יהודית, כזו שנושאת בנטל ולוקחת אחריות יותר מכולם. אי אפשר להסתפק רק בהתנגדות ל'גזרות', כדי למנוע אותם, נצטרך כולם – כל שומרי התורה והמצוות, ליזום, ליצור ולהיות מוכנים להחליף את השלטון הזר.

    אבל מה אם כן מה יש לנו להציע? אם באמת המצב הוא כך שהשירות בצה"ל הוא גזרת שמד רוחנית, ושצה"ל כלל אינו עסוק במלחמה באויבי ישראל, כיצד ניתן בכל זאת לענות לשאלות הכל כך טבעיות של האנשים מהרחוב?

    ג. צבא מקצועי וממוקד מטרה

    אין ספק שהמאבק החילוני בעד גיוס חרדים, לא נובע מתוך רצון להילחם באוייב, אפילו להפך, אילו היו רוצים להילחם באויב, ישנם בעיות קריטיות בהרבה בצבא שיש לתקן, צריך להחליט שרוצים להילחם, ולחדול מהמוסר המזויף. להפך, צה"ל כבר לא נתפס ככוח לוחם, אלא ככור היתוך – ואפילו גורם מאחד של החברה הישראלית.

    זו הסבה שמעדיפים גיוס נשים על פני מבצעיות בלחימה באויב, ומשתמשים במשפטו של לוחם, כדי לתקן את ערכיו השגויים כביכול של העם. קו אחד מתוח בין פקודת השירות המשותף לגיוס החרדים לצה"ל – שימוש באתוס הבטחוני על מנת להחדיר ערכים מפוקפקים.

    מייסדי המדינה, רצו להפוך את הצבא לכור היתוך לאידאולוגיה של הציונות, כל ילד בגן לומד כי הצבא הוא הגורם המאחד במדינת ישראל, אידאולוגיה זו הפכה לדגל במחשבה הציונות-דתית "צה"ל כצבא העם". המציאות? הפוכה לחלוטין, סוגיית חובת הגיוס לצבא - קורעת את העם: השמאל הקיצוני שמסרב לשרת בשטחים, הציבור הדתי לאומי שנאלץ להיאבק נגד גיוס הבנות לצה"ל, והכפייה האנטי דתית בצה"ל, והציבור החרדי שנאבק על קיומו כנגד בג"ץ שמבקש לכלות אותו, ולמחוק את צביונו הייחודי.

    מה הפלא אם ככה, שצה"ל במקום להתעסק במלחמה, עסוק בחינוך מחדש של החברה הישראלית, לפי אג'נדות קיצוניות ומסוכנות, של אנשי שמאל קיצוני שבקיצוניים? צה"ל במהותו אינו גוף לוחם, אלא גוף מחנך.

    עם ישראל איננו נרתע ממלחמה, אנחנו מצווים להידמות לבורא שנקרא "איש מלחמה", אך המלחמה איננה השאיפה של עם ישראל, וממילא גם לא יכולה להיות הגורם המאחד של עם ישראל. כאשר הופכים את הצבא לגורם המאחד ה"כיבוש" אכן משחית – וכך אנו רואים את צמרת המטכ"ל השבויה באידאולוגיות אנטי יהודיות, ומעוותות לחלוטין.

    הנקודה המאחדת של עם ישראל היא שאיפתו הרוחנית לתקן עולם במלכות שדי, ולקרוא בשם ה', עם ישראל הוא עם רוחני, לכן אין כלי מחזיק ברכה לישראל אלא השלום. הצבא נועד למלחמה, חשובה ונצרכת, אך אך ורק למלחמה. זו הסיבה שדרוש צבא מקצועי וחכם, כזה שיהיה עסוק אך ורק במלחמה, את האחדות של עם ישראל יובילו הישיבות.

    לא צריך לפחד מצבא שיהיה מבוסס על יהודים שירצו באמת למסור את נפשם כדי להגן על עם ישראל, צבא כזה יהיה יעיל יותר, זול יותר, וממוקד יותר, ובאורח פלא יהפוך ליהודי יותר, מתוך רצונו לגרום לחיילים הדתיים – הטובים ביותר, להתגייס לצבא. את עבודות האבטחה יש להפריט, ועל צבא יהודי לעסוק אך ורק במלחמה באויב, ברוח דוד המלך "ארדוף אויבי ואשיגם ולא אשוב עד כלותם". ללא ספק שלצבא כזה, נתנדב כולנו ראשונים למסור את נפשנו כדי לשמור על עם ישראל וכדי לכבוש את הארץ הקדושה.

    אם יהיה מסוגל הציבור החרדי, לשאת את הדגל הזה – מתוך אחריות לדאגה לביטחון של עם ישראל, ומול המודל של "כור ההיתוך" להציב מודל של "צבא מקצועי". מה שדורש לקיחת אחריות, ונשיאה בנטל החשיבה של ההתמודדות עם האיומים מצד אויבי ישראל. ללא ספק מאבק כזה יזכה לתמיכה רחבה בציבור שמבחין היטב בריקבון שפושה בצה"ל בכל התחומים, וצמא לאלטרנטיבה בטחונית, של רצון להילחם באמת באויב, ולחסל את אויבי ישראל. וכך נוכל לאחד את עם ישראל סביב הישיבות ולימוד התורה, עליה נאמר "ה' עוז לעמו יתן (ואין 'עוז' אלא תורה) ה' יברך את עמו בשלום"


    Evicted *Shepherds Sue Civil Administration
    Two shepherds who were evicted from Judea and Samaria say: We wanted to leave voluntarily but Civil Administration did not agree.

    Two Israeli shepherds recently filed a civil lawsuit against the Civil Administration, which describes the evacuation of a herd and buildings without warning, while severely harming the cattle [flock].

    Cruelty to Animals is Against the Torah

    According to the lawsuit, the manner in which the cattle [flock] were loaded onto and transported on the evacuation truck resulted in the deaths of three of them and in abortions among many sheep that were pregnant at the time. The eviction which led to the filing of the lawsuit took place in 2015.

    King David was Judean Shepherd

    The plaintiffs are the owner of the herd, a resident of the community of Kochav Hashahar, and his partner. The two were grazing their flock, which constituted their sole source of livelihood, at Givat Habaladim, located near Kochav Hashahar. On the day in question, forces from the Civil Administration unexpectedly arrived at the site and began demolishing buildings and confiscating the herd. They presented an order from 1999, according to which the area was declared a "military firing zone”. 

    [D]amages ... many sheep that were pregnant ... their fetuses aborted due to the overcrowding on the truck, ... many other injuries caused to the cattle [flock].

    The lawsuit alleges that the forces arrived without prior warning to the plaintiffs, and the owners of the herd asked the forces to allow them to evacuate voluntarily so that they could properly evacuate the herd and buildings, but were refused. Read more at ArutzSheva

    Meet a Jewish Shepherd 

    From US Sport Cars to Samarian Sheep: Meet the Jewish Shepherd

    Pious Jewish shepherd grazes flock in Samaria since Muslims orphaned his 6 grandchildren

    "Do not divide the Land of Israel”

    Jewish hilltop youth Shepherds of Israel

    Jewish youth make home near Palestinian village
    (some facts in this video are not current, but valuable)

    *IY”H they will be successful

    Healthy Wednesdays

    The Empowering Neurologist – *David Perlmutter, 
    MD and Dr. Sam Berne
    Holistic Eye Care: A Functional Approach to Eye Health

    Be careful of the blue light from your computer, it contributes to cataracts

    *RDA 10 mg
    Lutein is a powerful antioxidant that protects the macula and lens of the eye. The antioxidant can be found in kale, spinach, brussel sprouts, green beans, goji berries, citrus fruits and orange vegetables.

    RDA: 2 mg
    This antioxidant should be consumed with Lutein and also is a carotenoid that protects the macula and lens. It also helps filter out damaging blue light that comes from digital devices which damage the macula. Zeaxanthin can be found in red and orange fruits and vegetables, such as pumpkins, tomatoes, red peppers, and squash.

    RDA: 200-1000 mg
    This antioxidant helps reduce free radical damage, improves mineral absorption in the lens and supports brain and immune system health. Oranges, red peppers, kale, broccoli, grapefruit, strawberries, kiwi and green peppers are all great sources of Vitamin C.

    RDA: 3-6 mg
    This antioxidant and carotenoid is the precursor to Vitamin A.
    Beta carotene improves macula, lens and skin health and reduces free radical damage in the eye. It also improves night vision and reduces inflammation.” Foods high in Beta Carotene are Carrots, Spinach, Sweet Potatoes, winter squash, cantaloupe, and apricots.

    RDA: 10,000 – 25,000 IU
    Vitamin A helps prevent dry eye, night blindness, macular degeneration and strengthens the cornea. A Vitamin A deficiency can also cause respiratory problems, dry skin, and inflammation. Eggs, squash, apricots, spinach and kale are all excellent excellent sources of Vitamin A.

    RDA: 15mg
    This nutrient works well with beta carotene and Vitamin C to decrease overall inflammation and protect the macula. It also reduces free radical damage, repairs damaged skin, balances hormones, improves physical endurance. Foods like sunflower seeds, almonds, red peppers, collard greens contain high amounts of vitamin E.

    RDA: 8-11 mg
    Zinc protects the retina and lowers the risk of developing macular degeneration. It also reduces inflammation and improves circulation. Zinc improves immune system, balances hormones, supports a healthy liver and aids in nutrient absorption. It is easily found in foods such as kidney beans, flax and pumpkin seeds, and spinach.

    RDA: 500-1000 mg
    Omega 3 fatty acids help lubricate the cornea, reduce eye inflammation, and protect the retina and optic nerve. They also reduce joint pain and stiffness, stabilize blood sugar, and some hyperactivity symptoms. Walnuts, egg yolks, wild-caught salmon, chia seeds, hemp seeds are foods that can help get the recommended 1-4 mg per day.

    RDA: 400-500 mg
    This is a powerful antioxidant that helps prevent cataracts and reduce toxins, free radicals and heavy metals in the body. Foods that contain glutathione are asparagus, potatoes, peppers, carrots, onion, broccoli, avocados, squash, spinach, garlic, tomatoes, grapefruit, apples, oranges, peaches and bananas.

    RDA: 100 micrograms
    Selenium is a trace mineral that can help prevent cataracts. It is also important for improving brain function, thyroid health, supporting a healthy immune system and fertility. Natural foods, such as brazil nuts, yellowfin tuna, halibut, eggs and spinach contain selenium.

    RDA: 500-1,000 mg
    This amino acid and antioxidant can help prevent macular degeneration and glaucoma. It also helps prevent obesity, promote glucose control, and strengthens the cardiovascular system. The recommended 500-1,000 mg per day can be found in foods such as salmon, tuna, shrimp, clams, eggs, beef and lamb.

    RDA: 400 mg
    Magnesium is a key mineral that helps regulate cellular energy for cardiac and skeletal muscles. It helps the eyes by reducing eye twitching and spasms, and also protects the optic nerve and tissues at the back of the eye. Magnesium can also prevent calcium build up on the lens which can cause early onset cataracts. Almonds, cashews, brown rice, avocados, lentils and kidney beans are some of the best magnesium-rich foods.

    RDA: 1,000 IU (some health professionals say min 5000)
    Vitamin D3 helps prevent macular degeneration and strengthens bones and teeth. It also has anti-inflammatory properties and can help improve the immune system. Sunlight is a good source of Vitamin D3 which can prevent seasonal affective disorder and depression. Foods that ensure you get your RDA are cod liver oil, sardines, eggs and mushrooms.

    RDA: 2.4-100 micrograms depending on age
    There are three types of Vitamin B that help vision and the eyes.

    B12: Keeps the optic nerve healthy protecting from glaucoma, improves nerve function and supports red blood cells. It can be found in lamb, cottage cheese, tuna, beef and salmon.

    B6: Reduces macular degeneration symptoms, cardiac diseases and supports immune system function. A B6 deficiency can cause blurred vision and cataract formation. Foods high in B6 include salmon, sweet potato, bananas and tuna.

    B2: Helps to reduce free radical damage and maintain healthy blood vessels. A deficiency can lead to light sensitivity, headaches, sore eyes and cataracts. B2 is best found in mushrooms, spinach, almonds and lamb.

    Integrating whole foods into the diet is the best way for the body to receive these helpful nutrients, but supplementation may be necessary. When choosing a supplement, be sure to avoid those that contain wheat, rye, barley, oats, gluten, or lactose. Also try to avoid fillers such as magnesium stearate, titanium dioxide, artificial colors, and hydrogenated oils.

    * About RDA’s, they are notoriously low, so discuss this with your Naturopath or Holistic Professional for the suggested amount particular for your body.

    Dr. Perlmutter: Dr. Perlmutter is the leading integrative medicine neurologist in North America today. His ability to fully integrate conventional medicine diagnosis and treatment with the latest innovations in nutritional and environmental medicine is phenomenal. As a teacher and clinician, he has fundamentally changed how physicians and patients think about neurological degeneration and, happily, regeneration.

    28 November 2017

    Parshas Vayishlach Message from Nir ben Artzi ENGLISH

    Message from Rabbi Nir Ben Artzi Shlita
    Parashat Vayishlach 5778
    Sunday, 25 November – 8:30
    [comments welcome]

    King of the Kings of the Holy Kings - Blessed is He - all that is in the earth, human beings - Jews and Gentiles, [wild] animals and [domesticated] animals, fish and birds, trees, earth and water - all know that there is the Holy One, Blessed is He, who runs this world! Religious and non-religious, believers and non-believers - all of them have an inner knowledge planted by the Holy One Blessed Be He who created them, there is no explanation. The Jews said, 'We shall do and we will hear' - the Holy One, blessed be He, chose them, gave them the Torah and gave them a soul, to this day. The Holy One, blessed be He, gives the whole world a little bit of thought that the Land of Israel belongs only to the Jewish people! And to all the Arab countries gives wisdom, wisdom and knowledge that the Land of Israel belongs to the Jewish people!

    You see that the Arab states are falling apart around Israel and that every country, or country that loves the State of Israel, is successful and prosperous. The whole world knows and believes that the Land of Israel belongs to Jews and that Am Yisrael is protected and guarded. The whole world is interested in 'How does nothing happen in Israel?' There are fires, earthquakes, floods, wars and heavy rains in [the whole world, but in] Israel and the whole world - nothing! The Land of Israel is protected and guarded in the heavens and in Israel, and all the keys to the world begin to be opened from the holy land of Israel, from the Jews who live in the Holy Land of Israel. All the start-ups, patents and technology - from the Jews in the Holy Land! The whole Torah, the light of the Torah and the prayer - from the Holy Land of Israel! The Holy One, blessed be He, tells the world: 'Without the holy Land of Israel, without the Divine Presence in the Land of Israel, without *Torah and prayer, the world will not exist. I chose the Jews in the holy land of Israel to take care of all the seven and a half billion people in the world, [wild] animals and [domesticated] animals. “

    The Palestinians, Hamas, Jihad and Fatah are interfering for nothing - all the arguments between them - only on money, because their evil bosses take all the money into their pockets, so that the Gaza Strip has nothing to eat, and all their quarrels with Israel are just for nothing. "They get hundreds of millions of dollars", that's their job, they do not care about the civilians in the Gaza Strip, they care about pocket and themselves.

    Hamas is the seed of Amalek. The Holy One, Blessed is He, does not love Amalekites. They dig and dig a lot of tunnels, try to reach a military base in order to kidnap and humiliate IDF soldiers, and release many terrorists from prison.

    In the Gaza Strip tunnels are dug and the Holy One, blessed be He, shows them and reveals them, and the Holy One, blessed be He, helps when a person cares.

    The Palestinians, Hamas, Jihad and Fatah, whose hearts will be destroyed and their bowels will break, will kill each other, like mice, digging and digging - danger.

    The Israel Defense Forces must blow up every tunnel that reaches Israel - immediately!

    Europe is in an economic, political and social confusion, a complete mess. The refugees occupy all of Europe and the appetite continues. When the last Jew leaves Europe, the infiltrators will stop coming.
    Iran can stay where it wants against the borders of Israel, nothing will help it. Just as the Creator of the Universe destroyed Syria, Iraq, and so on ... so Iran - next in line, is next in line. The IDF knows exactly where the Iranians are holed up and where Hezbollah is, and the IDF blows them up and continues to blow up. The goyim must understand: every missile of an airplane or shell of an Israeli tank fired by the IDF in the direction of the enemy receives the help of heaven and becomes ten and twenty times its strength.

    Syria has a delusional peace. There will be no peace, no basis. There will always be killings and explosions. As if they have achieved peace - talk is not performance. Turkey, Iran and other countries all boast that they have achieved peace – have [actually] achieved nothing.

    Egypt, Sisi is a good man, very fit to be president of Egypt. Sisi has to deal with Egypt and be a partner of honesty and truth with the State of Israel. Only the State of Israel can save Sisi and all of Egypt. Sisi, not believing Hamas, Jihad, Abu Mazen and the Palestinians, all turn in love with the enemies.

    Jordan is waiting for Trump to do something.

    Russia, Putin does not intervene, he knows there is no regulation in the Middle East. The main thing is that he sells arms and ammunition. Putin loves the Jewish people in the Land of Israel and keeps them quiet. He has ties with Arab countries and he does not want to interfere with the issue of a Palestinian state. Putin knows [understands] and knows the Bible by heart, knows that the Land of Israel belongs to the Jews, and knows that when the Jews are in the Land of Israel - there is abundance to the world.

    Iraq is destroyed and [was/will be] destroyed.

    Turkey has become a state of Hamas and Da'esh, there is no culture, there is chaos, Erdogan is bound, Da'esh rule it.

    Iran is scared to death to harass Israel directly; knows that the Holy One, Blessed be He, is defending Israel and will strike Iran hard. Iran and the goyim know that the Israeli Air Force is the best in the world. Heavenly angels are connected to the Jewish pilots who go to bomb all over the world, know that angels are connected to all the soldiers of the Israel Defense Forces, on land, in the air and on the sea!

    Hezbollah and Nasrallah - the ground will open its mouth and swallow them up. Nothing will help them. They have old ammunition, all of them mercenaries, they have no law and no judge.
    Lebanon does not want war, they want to enjoy life.

    In [the] Holy Land, the economy is very good, science and technology, higher education, abundant real estate and the best agriculture in the world. [The] Holy Land is developing and growing, tens of thousands of Jews come and there are another million Jews in the pipeline to Israel, as filled with [as] a pomegranate, everything is blessed in the holy land of Israel. [D]ear Jews, houses - to buy only in the holy land of Israel - to settle - only the Holy Land of Israel - it has the essence of the whole world.
    The Creator of the Universe asks the rich to give money in abundance, so that they may be blessed by the mouth of the highest.

    Dear parents, educate [teach] your children to stay away from gambling, alcoholism, assimilation and drugs, [and] a new blow [a makah like in Mitzryim] - the smartphones. Children aged 9; 10; 11 and more, see the most difficult things that actually ruin their lives, and a pity.

    All the lewd people, the scammers, the crooks and the thieves - will all be caught naked. Repent - half or a quarter of a problem. Everyone thinks that if you do not see him in this world, then you do not see him in the sky either. Dear Jews come to renew [return in **teshuva] you:  The Creator of the world sees every person, even in hidden secrets, and then discovers him, there is no one who has not been revealed. [If] He will do teshuva - they will not find out. [If he] Will not do an answer  [Teshuva] - [he] will discover in the near future.

    Moshiach lives in the Holy Land, was born in the Holy Land and has a wife and children. Moshiach does not sleep night and day, Moshiach works night and day. At night - the soul - the unit [Yehida] works, the day - the body works, protects [guards] and protects the people of Israel, giving knowledge and wisdom to the Jews. The Holy One, Blessed is He, gives knowledge and wisdom through the Messiah, and through the Messiah he activates all of Israel. Everyone believes there is a man of G–d who protects [guards] and protects the Land of Israel. A protective cloud, a cloud of fire guarding the borders and the Holy One Blessed be He, a heavenly shield from all the borders of the Land of Israel, protects and preserves all Yehudi and Yehudia [Jewish men and women] who make an effort to protect themselves, who walk honestly and truthfully, and fulfill the Ten Commandments.

    After we wrote about the vision of the rabbis in Israel about the revelation of Mashiach and who the Messiah is - every rabbi in Israel [is] waiting for a vision, they took it seriously. Even those who mocked, in their hearts are afraid and reflect, feel that something is happening; it is not a game, there was no such message from the beginning of the world.

    Good news! Rachel's pain in front of Leah is over! The pain of Rachel and Leah [***this is kabbala] is over and now they are working together, in cooperation, to pray to the Holy One, Blessed be He, that the Rabbis of Israel and Torah giants accept this vision immediately and have the confidence and courage to publicize and speak. No matter which sect he is. They will clearly see the sentence:

    "I, the Lord, command you to say and vote [choose] for the King Messiah, our righteous ness, the man of G–d whom the Lord has chosen!”

    They will clearly show who he is, his name, his mother's name and where he lives. There will be no doubt who he is! The vision given by the Holy One, blessed be He, is so clear, very clear! Let them not wait.

    Tair Neri

    my clarifications are in [brackets]
    *this, in my estimation, relates to the “Bochrim” and “sitting and learning” that is vital to Eretz Yisrael.
    **the Teshuva of Rav Elchonon
    *** [this is entirely my addition] in Kabbala, Leah and Rachel represent special elevations. "The Lubavitcher Rebbe (quoted in the Gutnick Chumash) […]. He saw Rachel as representing tsaddikim gemurim, hence her beauty of appearance and stature. Leah, on the other hand, represents Baalei Teshuva. That is why she cried a lot. It is for this reason that, as Rashi points out, everyone thought that she was an appropriate wife for Eisav. Like Eisav, Lea went out, a trait that "came out" in her daughter Dinah. That is a trait of Baalei Teshuva who actively seek to cause others to become Baalei Teshuvah. Underlying this approach maybe is the Kabbalistic tradition that Leah is higher than Rachel and the statement (Brochos 34) that in the place in which Baalei Teshuvah stand, tsaddikim gemurim cannot stand.

    Parshat Vayishlach Message by Nir ben Artzi HEBREW

    מסר מפי הרב ניר בן ארצי שליט"א
    לפרשת וישלח תשע"ח
    נמסר ביום ראשון, ח' בכסלו תשע"ח, 26.11.17 | 8:30

    מלך מלכי המלכים הקדוש-ברוך-הוא - כל מה שנמצא בתוך כדור הארץ, בני האדם - יהודים וגויים, חיות ובהמות, דגים ועופות, עצים, אדמה ומים - כולם יודעים שיש הקדוש-ברוך-הוא, מלך שמנהל את העולם הזה! דתיים ולא דתיים, מאמינים ולא מאמינים - לכולם יש ידע פנימי שנטע בהם הקדוש-ברוך-הוא שברא אותם, אין לזה הסבר. היהודים אמרו 'נעשה ונשמע' - בחר אותם הקדוש-ברוך-הוא, נתן להם את התורה ונתן להם נשמה, עד היום הזה. הקדוש-ברוך-הוא נותן טיפין טיפין לכל העולם במחשבה, שארץ ישראל שייכת רק לעם היהודי! ולכל ארצות ערב נותן חכמה, בינה ודעת שארץ ישראל שייכת לעם היהודי!
    רואים שמדינות ערב מתפרקות סביב ישראל ורואים שכל ארץ או מדינה שאוהבות את מדינת ישראל - מצליחות ורווחות. כל העולם יודע ומאמין שארץ ישראל שייכת ליהודים ועם ישראל מוגן ושמור. כל העולם מתעניין 'איך לא קורה כלום בישראל?', יש בעולם כולו שריפות, רעידות אדמה, שיטפונות, מלחמות וגשמים קשים ובישראל - כלום! ארץ ישראל מוגנת ושמורה בשמיים ובארץ, וכל המפתחות של העולם מתחילים להיפתח מארץ ישראל הקדושה, מהיהודים שגרים בארץ ישראל הקדושה. כל הסטארטאפים, הפטנטים והטכנולוגיה - מהיהודים בארץ ישראל הקדושה! כל התורה, אור התורה והתפילה – מארץ ישראל הקדושה! הקדוש-ברוך-הוא אומר לעולם: 'בלי ארץ ישראל הקדושה, בלי שכינה בארץ ישראל, בלי תורה ותפילה - העולם לא מתקיים. אני בחרתי ביהודים שבארץ ישראל הקדושה, שיטפלו בכל שבעה וחצי מיליארד האנשים שבעולם, בחיות ובבהמות'.
    הפלסטינים, חמאס, ג'יהאד ופת"ח - מפריעים לחינם. כל הוויכוחים ביניהם - רק על כסף, כי הבוסים הרשעים שלהם לוקחים את כל הכסף הגדול לכיסם, וכך יוצא שברצועת עזה אין מה לאכול. כל המריבות שלהם מול ישראל – סתם, לחינם, מתוך קנאה ושנאה. הם מקבלים מאות מיליוני דולרים - זו העבודה שלהם. לא אכפת להם מהאזרחים ברצועת עזה, דואגים רק לכיס ולעצמם.
    החמאס הוא זרע עמלק. הקדוש-ברוך-הוא לא אוהב עמלקים. הם חופרים וחופרים הרבה מנהרות, מנסים להגיע לבסיס צבאי כדי לחטוף, חס ושלום, חיילי צה"ל ולהשפיל אותם, ולשחרר הרבה מחבלים מבית הסוהר.
    ברצועת עזה חופרים מנהרות והקדוש-ברוך-הוא עם צה"ל מראה ומגלה אותן. הקדוש-ברוך-הוא עוזר כשלאדם אכפת. כשאדם עושה השתדלות מכל הלב - מקבל עזרת שמיים.
    הפלסטינים, חמאס, ג'יהאד ופת"ח, שחרבם תבוא בליבם וקשתותם תשברנה, ויהרגו זה את זה. הם כמו עכברים, חופרים וחופרים - סכנה.
    צבא-הגנה-לישראל חייב לפוצץ כל מנהרה שמגיעה לשטח ישראל – מיד!
    אירופה נמצאת בבלבול כלכלי, מדיני וחברתי, בלאגן שלם. הפליטים כובשים את כל אירופה והתיאבון ממשיך. כשאחרון היהודים יעזוב את אירופה, גם המסתננים יפסיקו להגיע.
    איראן יכולה להישאר איפה שהיא רוצה מול גבולות ישראל, לא יעזור לה כלום. כמו שבורא עולם השמיד את סוריה, עיראק ועוד... כך איראן - היא הבאה בתור, היא הבאה בתור. צה"ל יודע בדיוק איפה האיראנים מתבצרים ואיפה החיזבאללה. צה"ל מפוצץ אותם וימשיך לפוצץ. הגויים צריכים להבין: כל טיל של מטוס או פגז של טנק ישראלי, שנורה על-ידי צה"ל לכיוון האויב – מקבל עזרת שמיים והופך להיות פי-עשר ועשרים מעוצמתו.
    בסוריה יש שלום הזוי. לא יהיה שלום, אין לה בסיס. תמיד יהיה הרג ופיצוצים. כאילו השיגו שלום - דיבורים זה לא ביצועים. תורכיה, איראן ומדינות אחרות מתגאות כולן כאילו השיגו שלום - לא השיגו כלום.
    מצרים, סיסי איש טוב, מתאים מאוד להיות נשיא מצרים. סיסי צריך לטפל במצרים ולהיות בשיתוף פעולה של יושר ואמת עם מדינת ישראל. רק מדינת ישראל יכולה להציל את סיסי ואת כל מצרים. סיסי, לא להאמין לחמאס, לג'יהאד, לאבו מאזן ולפלסטינים, כולם מתהפכים מאוהבים לאויבים.
    ירדן מחכה לטראמפ שיעשה משהו.
    רוסיה, פוטין לא מתערב, הוא יודע שאין תקנה במזרח התיכון. העיקר שהוא מוכר נשק ותחמושת. פוטין אוהב את העם היהודי בארץ ישראל ושומר עליהם בשקט. יש לו קשר עם מדינות ערב והוא לא רוצה להתערב בנושא מדינה פלסטינית. פוטין יודע ומכיר את התנ"ך בעל-פה, יודע שארץ ישראל שייכת ליהודים ויודע שכשהיהודים נמצאים בארץ ישראל - יש שפע לעולם.
    עיראק הרוסה ונהרסת.
    תורכיה הפכה למדינת חמאס ודאע"ש. אין תרבות, יש בלאגן, ארדואן כבול, דאע"ש שולטים בו.
    איראן פוחדת פחד מוות להציק לישראל ישירות. יודעת שהקדוש-ברוך-הוא מגן על ישראל ויפגע באיראן קשות. איראן והגויים יודעים, שחיל האוויר הישראלי הוא הכי טוב בעולם. מלאכי שמיים מחוברים לטייסים היהודים שיוצאים להפציץ בכל העולם, יודעים שמלאכים מחוברים לכל חיילי צבא-הגנה-לישראל, ביבשה, באוויר ובים!
    חיזבאללה ונסראללה - האדמה תפתח את פיה ותבלע אותם. לא יעזור להם כלום. יש להם תחמושת ישנה, כולם שם שכירי-חרב, אין להם דין ואין דיין.
    לבנון לא רוצים מלחמה, רוצים ליהנות מהחיים.
    בארץ ישראל הקדושה, הכלכלה טובה מאוד, המדע והטכנולוגיה, ההשכלה הגבוהה, הנדל"ן בשפע והחקלאות הכי טובה בעולם. ארץ ישראל הקדושה מתפתחת וגדלה, באים עשרות אלפי יהודים ויש עוד מיליון יהודים בצנרת להגיע לישראל. ישראל, כמה שהיא קטנה - ככה גדולה יותר, מלאה כרימון. הכל מבורך בארץ ישראל הקדושה. יהודים יקרים! בתים - לקנות רק בארץ ישראל הקדושה! ליישב - רק את ארץ ישראל הקדושה! ישראל – יש בה תמצית של כל העולם.
    מבקש בורא עולם מהעשירים לתת כספי מעשר בשפע, כדי שיתברכו מפי עליון.
    הורים יקרים, תחנכו את ילדיכם להתרחק מהימורים, שתייה חריפה, התבוללות וסמים, מכה חדשה - הסמארטפונים. ילדים בגילאי 9; 10; 11 ויותר, רואים דברים קשים ביותר שממש הורסים להם את החיים, וחבל.
    כל אנשי הזימה, הרמאים, הנוכלים והגנבים – ייתפסו כולם במערומיהם. יחזרו בתשובה – חצי או רבע בעיה. כל אחד חושב שאם בעולם הזה לא רואים אותו, אז גם בשמיים לא רואים אותו. בא לחדֵש לכם יהודים יקרים: בורא עולם רואה כל אדם, גם בסתרי סתרים ואחר כך מג לים אותו, אין אחד שלא התגלה. יעשה תשובה – לא יגלו. לא יעשה תשובה – יגלו בזמן הקרוב.
    משיח גר בארץ הקודש, נולד בארץ הקודש ויש לו אשה וילדים. משיח לא ישן לילה ויום, משיח עובד לילה ויום. בלילה - הנשמה-'יחידה' עובדת, ביום - הגוף עובד, מגן ושומר על עם ישראל, נותן דעת ותבונה ליהודים. הקדוש-ברוך-הוא נותן דעת ותבונה דרך המשיח, ודרך המשיח מפעיל את כל ישראל. כולם מאמינים שיש איש אלוקים ששומר ומגן על ארץ ישראל. משיח מגן, ענן אש שומר על הגבולות והקדוש-ברוך-הוא סוכך משמיים על כל גבולות ארץ ישראל, מגן ושומר על כל יהודי ויהודייה שעושים השתדלות לשמור על עצמם, שהולכים ביושר ואמת ומקיימים את עשרת הדיברות.
    אחרי שכתבנו על החיזיון לרבנים בישראל, בקשר לגילוי משיח ומי זה המשיח - כל רב בישראל מחכה לחיזיון, לקחו את זה ברצינות. גם אלה שלעגו, בליבם פוחדים ומהרהרים, מרגישים שמשהו קורה, זה לא משחק, לא היה מסר כזה מתחילת העולם.
    בשורה טובה! הכאב של רחל מול לאה נגמר! הכאב של רחל ולאה נגמר ועכשיו הן פועלות ביחד, בשיתוף פעולה, מתחננות לקדוש-ברוך-הוא שיִפעל שרבני ישראל וגדולי תורה יקבלו את החיזיון הזה עכשיו במיידית, ושיהיה להם ביטחון ואומץ לפרסם ולדבר. לא משנה מאיזה עדה הוא. הם יראו בבירור את המשפט:
    'אנוכי ה' מצווה אתכם לומר ולהצביע על מלך המשיח צדקנו, איש האלוקים שבחר בו ה'!'
    הם יִראו בבירור מי הוא, מה שמו, שם אימו ומקום מגוריו. לא תהיה טיפת ספק מי הוא! החיזיון שנותן הקדוש-ברוך-הוא כל כך ברור, ברור מאוד! שלא יחכו.


    27 November 2017

    Bnei Torah in the I.D.F.'s Crosshairs

    Against the Backdrop of the Supreme Court's Decision:
    Giyus: Bnei Torah in the I.D.F.'s Crosshairs
    By Beinish Dorit

    Am Yisrael, Listen Up!

    Giyus, the army draft is here in real time. The Israeli government is proactive to fill the I.D.F. with yeshiva-oriented recruits. Things aren't the way they used to be. Since the inception of the State, an agreement was in place, that allowed b'nei Yeshiva a 'pitur,' or deferment from military service. Years ago, the Bayit Yehudi party revised the 'chok' with Shivyon Benetal – everyone must contribute and share the burden of the country's defense. Still, whether you embrace Bnei Brak's philosophy, or in contrast, are of "Peleg" orientation, all will acknowledge that the government's on-line ad tells a different story.

    Witness its text: "Rotzim l'shanot, rotzim l'hishtalev." Literally: 'They want change [for themselves] and opt to blend in with society. A prominent Israeli attorney brings us up to speed. He employs similar verbiage to explain the Memshala's intentions:

    לא ניתן להתעלם מכך שרשויות המדינה גמרו אומר לשלב את החרדים במוסדותיה ובאורח חייה החילוני, והדרך להשגת שילוב זה מתחילה [ונגמרת] בצבא. הצבא הוא הכלי לשילוב ולשנוי, שמבקשות הרשויות לחולל בחברה החרדית. עיקרון זב שזור כחוט השני לאורך התיקונים המחמירים בחוק, ומהווה את הבסיס להם.

    One cannot ignore the fact that the authorities have decided to incorporate the Haredi people into its institutions and secular way of living. The means to achieve these goals begins – and ends, with the army. "Tzavah" is a tool being used to incorporate and alter the Haredi community to its liking.
    In short, Yahadut's shortfall is the army's livelihood ר"ל.

    Rav Elyashiv – Psak and Hashkafa

    An acquaintance recounts how, during his tenure of study in Israel, he sat by Rav Elyashiv zt'l, as a 'chayal' from a hesder yeshiva, walked in and inquired as to the Kashrus of a Mezuzah at his military base.

    Here's the conversation: 'L'mah ata mitkavain' – what do you mean to infer, queried the Rav. 'She'zeh dira ba'al korcho' – that a domain in which an individual is coerced to abide in, is not a normative dwelling place, and is therefore absolved of Mitzvas Mezuzah? [See Tractate Yoma 10b]

    "Zeh lo ba'al corchi, ani merutza la'asot tzavah!" – it's not against my will, countered the soldier, I'm agreeable to army service!

    "Zeh tzorich li'yot ba'al corchacha" – it should be against your will, said Rav Elyashiv.

    Then he asked the zkan Haposkim the $64,000 question: "Lamah lo osim bnei yeshiva tzavah?" – and quoted the Rambam that it's a mitzvah to defend the Yishuv in Eretz Yisrael against an enemy.

    Rav Elyashiv answered: Yeshivaleit are not obligated to train, they're only 'mechuyav' to fight – and then Tzavah won't take them. Then he continued: And even if they are enjoined to train, you're not mechuyav to put your life in the hands of Arik Sharon [Sar Bitachon at the time]. The Posek Hador provides clarity and perspective for this crucial issue.
    • The Giyus issue is larger than life – who is Am Yisrael? Who's in charge of the Jewish People?
    • The 'Memshala' wants a piece of everything you do and think. But what of history? Our inexplicable survival upends Tzavah ideology.
    • 3,000 years of experience has embedded in the Jewish human condition, that a Supreme entity micromanages the course of human events, even as we speak.
    • Jewish Home Party has partnered with others to write an alternate narrative, a fictional novel of 'Im tirtzu, ain zu agada' – we can determine our own fate.
    • The Settler movement have their fingers in this pie, too – as enablers, they catapulted 'Bayit Yehudi' into power. In Bayit Yehudi's parallel world, a ben yeshiva's ruchniyut is worth expunging, just so that Chibat Eretz Yisrael reigns supreme.
    • Their rendition of the Passover Hagada reads, 'Ilu natan lanu Eretz Yisrael, v'lo natan lanu et haTorah, Dayeinu!' Had You given us the Land and not the Torah, t'would have been enough. So they crafted a chok with two periods of "Histalgut," – adaptation timelines, till the entire olam hayeshivos enters the army's enclaves ר"ל.

    The military is seen as a 'kur hahituch' – a melting pot – with humanism; your Yiddishkeit melts down. Well, if that's the case, it's time to get the heck out of there before it's too late, and embrace the only truth – that the Boreh Olam calls the shots 24/7.

    The Mid-East is a region in flux – Iran has got its own "Tekufat Histalgut" in its quest for a Shia Crescent in Syria, a hegemony of Shiite belief. Tehran has plans to build a naval and air base, too. Israel with its massive firepower, stands by helplessly, while its nemesis moves in next door.

    This is not a random event. Although we don't comprehend His masterplan, obviously, Hashem is moving the pieces into place, to bring the world to its tikun, with Tzahal and the rest of us as mere spectators.
    As the Torah describes how Yaacov Avinu brought his household before Esau, it states: And he placed the shefachos – handmaidens and their children first [Breishis 33:2] and Leah and her children afterwards, and then Rachel and Yosef last.

    According to the Vilna Gaon's interpretation of the Tikunei Zohar, (see אבן שלמה פרק י"א) this refers to the period preceding the final Geulah. The "handmaidens," first in the procession alludes to the wayward leaders of the Jewish People, who will hold the reins of power at the time. "Leah and her children" are a veiled reference to the amei ha'aretz – simple folk, whose 'tovim' – righteous amongst them will be subjugated under their rule. "Rachel and her children last" are symbolic of the talmidei chachomim "shefolim v'nivzim" – who will be subject to 'zilzul' – condescended on by the wicked leaders of the time.

    This Divine script may very well be a stark portrayal of our timeline. If I was on the High Court, or was Naftali Bennet, Motty Yogev, or a member of the Yesha who knowingly voted 'Bayit Yehudi' in, I'd be shaking in my boots; obviously, anybody who's got a hand with tampering with Talmidei Chachamim and the Torah, and certainly who the Zohar speaks of in this manner, is going to get toasted.
    Truth to tell, the conduct of the Bagatz, Israel's Supreme Court, Naftali Bennett and his cohorts, the I.D.F. and its officers, would give armchair psychiatrists something to chew on.

    Why does it bother you so, that Chareidi Jews are scrupulous in mitzvot observance and steeped in Torah study?

    You've revised the chok – as of Tuesday, September 12 – that all bnei Yeshiva must be eventually be conscripted.

    Why do you feel mortally wounded to the point that their 'Yahadut' must go?

    Your Chevra are preeminent 'feinschmekers' in every sense: You claim to see the nuclear doings in Iran's cavernous mountains; and you say, we can peer into Syria's backroads and bypasses – the only place you fail to look into is deep down inside your own selves. Deep in your gut, you feel inferior, inadequate – you sense something is missing in your life. How come I also don't keep the Torah – I'm a Yehudi, too!

    This is not the way things are supposed to be, but you can't make peace with the Torah, so instead you opt for a cynical גם לי גם לך לא יהיה – I'll ruin it for the rest. This way, we'll feel better about ourselves.

    Rabotai! Don’t be darn fools – the destiny of the Yishuv in Eretz Yisrael is in Someone else's hands. We've got an ironclad havtacha about the Torah: "לא ימושו מפיך ומפי זרעך ומפי זרע זרעך מעתה ועד עולם!". The Boreh Olam has other plans for the Jewish People, an עם קדוש ונאמן לאלקיו. So shall it be – soon in our time בקרוב, אמן כי"ר .

    Easier from The Partial View

    "The Fire That Rebuilds” Rav Elchonon Wasserman

    “Shamayim appears to deem us to be righteous, because our bodies have been chosen to atone for the Jewish People. Therefore, we must repent now, immediately. There is not much time. We must keep in mind that we will be better offerings if we repent. In this way we will save the lives of our brethren overseas. Let no thought enter our minds, G–D forbid, that is abominable and that renders our offering unfit. We are now fulfilling the greatest mitzvah. With fire she [Jerusalem] was destroyed and with fire she will be rebuilt. The very fire that consumes our bodies will one day rebuild the Jewish People.”
    Rav Elchonon Wasserman

    "During those final days, Rav Avraham Grodzinski asked Rav Elchonon to deliver a shiur on the halacha of Kiddush Hashem. After some urging, Rab Elchonon acquiesced, and the chilling shiur was delivered. It is possible that during this shiur he uttered the famous words [above] attributed to his final moments.”
      The Fire That Rebuilds,” Mishpacha, 4 Kislev 5778, pp 68-78

    This was a very stirring article about the discovery of a letter (Vilniaus Nelaras) from 77 years ago (December 1940), containing a picture of Rav Elchonon with the issue of a temporary passport issued in Vilna for Rav Elchonon Wasserman Hy”d. The fact that he was so aware of exactly what was transpiring and knew the fate of the Jews at that time, but would not abandon his students. 

    And on the same afternoon, I read the following, with certain parts standing out.

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    Please read:  Modern Hellenists, World War III and Planet X, on the blog of TomerDevorah . This is a most direct and alarming message yet from one of the Autistics, Meir Yisroel. It is worth reading and re-reading. 

    One passage, “[…] However, this is all a lie. This is not a Jewish state. This is Eretz Yisroel. The state has no connection to Judaism, even though it has a so-called Chief Rabbi and the government pretends to be a Jewish government but it isn’t. It’s a Hellenistic government meaning that they are in their souls not Jews. They were born Jews to Jewish parents but they have souls of the Erev Rav and it doesn’t matter if those that sit in the Knesset are so-called Chilonim or Datiim or so-called Chareidim. They are Misyavnim-Hellenists no matter what. They are cooperating in the plan to turn all of the State of Israel and its Jewish population into total Hellenists in every sense of the word, trying to detach the Jewish Neshoma from its source of life, Chas Vesholom."

    "[…] as in the story of Chanukah this small group of Yidden are going to rise up against the idols, the false gods of this generation and rise up against the leaders that are directing the whole world into Avodah Zorah where everything that the Torah prohibits is allowed." 

    "[…] there has already started to be a group of Tzaddikim who are loyal believers in Hakadosh Boruch Hu, The Hakol Yachol, and know that if they don’t do something now Hashem will let the Goyim destroy us, Chas Vesholom. But every Jew that says “stop” I am not going to an army that’s run by civil law, that condones terrible Aveiros and even encourages it.”  [to me, this is referring to the bochrim that are demonstrating against their ‘brothers’ being inducted into the IDF] 

    And also this: "these brave young men and their families are the Maccabim of today” could also be Meir Ettinger and the young hilltop men and their families.

    "The evil has spread so much around the world that there are very few people left that have not been twisted by it. Therefore, before the war or after the war or together with the war, I am not sure when, we are going to have a heavenly visitor in the shape of a mini solar system that Hashem is sending to destroy the evil. I know you don’t want to believe this but anyway its true and Hashem has sent this before also in the time of the Mabul."

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